C. Melvin Carlson, 74, of Oak Lawn, died Dec. 31, at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields. Visitation was held at Colonial Chapel in Orland Park on Jan. 3. A funeral service was held at Elim Baptist Church in Chicago on Jan. 4. Burial was at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.
Mr. Carlson is survived by his wife, Marjorie; his daughters, Janet Menegazzo and Barbara Deal; his son, James; and six grandchildren.
Mr. Carlson was born in Chicago. He was a systems analyst for the federal government. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.